Italian Wedding Soup: Minestra Maritata (with Meatballs and Acini di Pepe)

Homemade Italian Wedding Soup recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

A rich and flavorful broth, hearty meatballs, cooked greens, and tiny pasta are married together in this simplified recipe for minestra maritata, also known as Italian wedding soup. You have to make it happen. – Denis Diderot Some days it’s all I can do to survive, to get from daybreak to bedtime. I go through […]

Skin Balm for Everything: Ultimate DIY eBook Bundle

Homemade Skin Balm for Everything Recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

How to make a healing and soothing skin balm/salve with coconut oil, olive oil, and lanolin. This makes a wonderful gift for someone you love or for yourself. Use after washing the dishes, to sooth cuts and scrapes, to soften dehydrated winter skin. “Mom,” the voice carries into the kitchen as she walks through the […]

School Lunches Fall-to-Winter Edition: PlanetBox

PlanetBox Lunch Container Giveaway | FoodforMyFamily.com

A look at packing winter produce for school lunches, and a complete PlanetBox Rover system giveaway to make packing lunch in the new year a breeze. I’m not going to lie, one of my favorite things about the winter break from school was not having to make four school lunches every day. Today I woke […]

Honey and Cider Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash

Honey and Cider Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

Cider and honey are cooked together to create a sweet and seasonal glaze for roasted cauliflower and sweet butternut squash in this holiday-ready recipe. It is the month of November, so I must roast vegetables. I’m not sure when this became a habit, something I put on as uncomplicated as pulling my sweater from the […]

Brandied Apple Strudel {Apfelstrudel}

Brandied Apple Strudel Recipe (Apfelstrudel) | FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for classic apfelstrudel (or apple strudel, if you like) with brandied caramel apples, golden raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon spice all topped off with a brandy-spiked glaze. Yesterday we headed out as a family to the farmers market, which has become leaner and leaner in recent weeks, especially after our temperatures dropped below freezing. […]

Winter Squash Empanadas w/ Caramelized Shallots & Goat Cheese

Squash Empanadas with Caramelized Shallots and Goat Cheese recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for homemade winter squash empanadas with sweet caramelized shallots, goat cheese, and fresh sage. Towards the end of summer, the asters that have been growing taller and taller, higher than high as they reach for the sunshine dwarfing the other garden flowers in the process, bloom. What looked like spindly weeds the last […]

Cranberry Orange Dark ‘n’ Stormy Cocktails

Cranberry Orange Dark 'n' Stormy Cocktails | FoodforMyFamily.com

A cranberry-infused rum Dark ‘n’ Stormy with orange bitters for a holiday twist on this classic cocktail recipe.   Ah, November, with your howling wind and barren trees, brown grass rolling across the landscape as we wait for a blanket of snow to change our color palette from browns and greens to greys and blues. […]